Dymo Printers &amp
Quick Start
Make sure you have all the items shown in Figure 1. (Labels included in the
package may vary.)
Quick Start Guide
Warranty card
Lithium-ion battery
D1 label cassette
USB cable
LabelManager PnP label maker
Figure 1
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Become familiar with the features shown in Figure 2.
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Figure 2
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Power button/Status light
4 USB port
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Serial Number label
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Cutter button
5 Side cover
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Label compartment
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Label exit slot
6 Battery compartment
Inserting the Battery
The label maker is powered using a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
To insert the battery
1 Open the side cover of the label maker.
2 Remove the battery compartment cover.
See Figure 3.
3 Insert the battery into the battery
compartment as shown.
4 Replace the battery compartment cover.
5 Close the side cover of the label maker.
NOTE Remove the battery if the label maker will
not be used for a long period of time.
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Figure 3
Inserting the Label Cassette
Your label maker uses DYMO D1
label cassettes.
Ribbon
rewind spool
Label
guides
To insert the label cassette
1 Open the side cover of the
label maker.
2 Make sure the tape and ribbon are
taut across the mouth of the cassette
and that the tape passes between
the label guides.
Figure 4
If necessary, turn the ribbon rewind
spool clockwise to tighten the ribbon.
3 Insert the cassette and press firmly
until the cassette clicks into place.
See Figure 5.
4 Close the side cover of the
label maker.
Figure 5
Connecting the Label Maker to your Computer
The label maker connects to your computer using the USB connection located on
the back of the label maker. You do not need to install additional software or drivers
to use the label maker with your computer.
To connect the label maker to your computer
1 Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the
back of the label maker. See Figure 6.
2 Plug the other end of the USB cable into an
available USB port on your computer.
Figure 6
NOTE The label maker must be connected to a
powered USB port. The label maker may not charge or function properly when
connected to a non-powered USB port, such as those on some Mac keyboards, or
a non-powered USB hub.
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Starting the Built-In Software
The built-in software resides on the label maker; no installation is required.
To start the software for Windows®
1 If necessary, press the power button to turn on the label maker.
Depending on Windows AutoRun settings, the software may
start automatically.
2 If the software does not start automatically, do one of the following:
• If the AutoRun or AutoPlay dialog box appears, follow the on-screen
instructions to start the
DYMO Label Light software.
• If the AutoRun dialog box does not appear, navigate to
DYMO Label Light.exe.
My ComputerDYMO PnP, and then click
To start the software for Mac OS®
1 If necessary, press the power button to turn on the label maker.
The DYMO PnP volume appears on your desktop.
2 Double-click DYMO PnP to open the volume.
3 Double-click
to start the software.
Disconnecting the Label Maker from Your Computer
To disconnect the label maker from your computer
1 (Mac Only) Drag the DYMO PnP volume to the trash.
2 Press the power button to turn off the label maker.
3 Unplug the USB cable from your computer.
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Printing Labels with the Built-In Software
The following figure shows some of the features available in the software.
Capture an area of
the screen and insert
on your label.
Choose to print
a horizontal or
vertical label.
Add a border
around the label.
Change the units of
measure or
language settings.
Insert text you’ve
copied to the
Clipboard.
Start advanced
DYMO Label v.8
software.
Create a
new label.
Rotate images 90
degrees.
Format your label
as you would in
any text editor.
Crop an image
added to the label.
Match the label
width to the label
cassette in the
label maker.
Zoom the label.
View the status of
the label maker.
Print a label.
Choose a fixed length for the
label or make the label resize
automatically to fit the text.
To print your first label
1 Click once on the label in the Edit area and type some text.
2 Click
to print the label.
3 Press the cutter button on the label maker to cut the label.
To capture and insert an image from your desktop
1 Click
on the toolbar.
2 Drag the curser to draw a selection box around the area to capture.
The selected area is inserted into your label.
To take advantage of more advanced formatting features, click
in the built-in
software to download and install DYMO Label™ v.8 software from the DYMO
Web site.
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Maintaining Your Label Maker
Recharging the Battery
The label maker is shipped with the lithium-ion battery partially charged. The
battery is recharged through the USB connection to your computer.
NOTE The label maker must be connected to a powered USB port. The label
maker may not charge or function properly when connected to a non-powered
USB port, such as those on some Mac keyboards, or a non-powered USB hub.
The label maker status is displayed in the lower-left corner of the software
window. The following table describes the possible states of the label maker.
Label maker is connected and battery
is charging
Label maker is connected and battery
is not charging
Label maker is not connected
Label maker is connected and there is
a problem with the battery
To charge the battery
1 Make sure the USB cable is connected to both the label maker and
the computer.
2 If necessary, press the power button to turn on the label maker and begin
charging the battery.
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Cleaning the Label Maker
Your label maker is designed to give you long and trouble-free service, while
requiring very little maintenance. Clean your label maker from time to time to
keep it working properly. Clean the cutter blade each time you replace the
label cassette.
To clean the tape print head
1 Open the side cover of the label maker.
Print head
2 Remove the label cassette.
3 Use a small, soft brush or cotton swab to
Cleaning tool
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wipe away paper dust and other stray
particles from the inside of the label
compartment.
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4 Remove the cleaning tool from the inside
of the cover. See Figure 7.
Figure 7
5 Gently wipe the print head with the tool.
The print head is very delicate, so use care when cleaning.
6 Replace the cleaning tool, insert the label cassette, and close the side cover.
To clean the cutter blade
1 Open the side cover of the label maker.
Press and hold
2 Remove the label cassette.
3 Press the cutter button. See Figure 8.
The cutter blade will move into view.
4 Use a cotton swab and alcohol to clean both
sides of the cutter blade.
CAUTION The cutter blade is extremely sharp.
Use caution when cleaning.
5 After cleaning the blade, release the cutter button
Figure 8
to return the blade to its home position.
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Troubleshooting
Review the following possible solutions if you encounter a problem while using
your label maker.
Problem/Error Message
Solution
Poor Print Quality
Ensure label cassette is installed properly.
Clean the print head. See Cleaning the Label Maker.
Replace the label cassette.
Poor Cutter Performance
Clean the cutter blade. See Cleaning the Label Maker.
Printer is disconnected or turned off
The label maker is disconnected or turned off. Make sure
the USB cable is connected and the printer is turned on.
Printer error
Make sure the label cassette is inserted properly and is not
jammed or empty.
Battery level is too low to print
Battery charge level is too low to print. Charge the battery
and reprint the label.
Battery is not functioning properly
Verify the battery is inserted properly. Otherwise, contact
Customer Support.
Battery is not charging
Make sure the label maker is connected to a powered
USB port.
Battery level is getting low or too low
Connect the label maker to a powered USB port to
begin charging.
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